Woman saved from burning car in Rockingham County ‘spared by God’

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- 76-year-old Alice Gwynn, who was rescued from her burning car in Rockingham County on Monday, moved out of the intensive care unit at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital Friday.

Gwynn said she was on her way to Reidsville from her home in Fieldale, Virginia to visit her sick niece, when she was struck by a driver who failed to yield on County Home Road in Rockingham County.

Gwynn makes the trip often but had never take the route before.

Detective Mary Jane Webb with the Rockingham County Sheriff Department, stopped to help and, along with the help of two men pulled her from her burning Toyota Camry.

"She said 'We need to get you out now because it's on fire', it was a good chance she was there, it was God's plan," Gwynn said.

Since the accident, Gwynn said Detective Webb has stopped by to visit her at Moses Cone.

Gwynn said she is overwhelmed from the hundreds of well wishes, calls and messages from an online care site caringbridge.org.

Aside from her bruises and soreness, Gwynn is looking forward to overcoming the reconstructive surgery for her feet that she will receive on Tuesday and months of recovery.

"I'll probably come back to Cone to thank these nice doctors that have helped bring me back," Gwynn said. "You can't help but to do that when someones been so good to you."